Kristin M. Bircsak

Model Development


Kristin M. Bircsak
Principal Scientist

Kristin Bircsak is a Principal Scientist with MIMETAS, The Organ-on-a-Chip Company in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In 2016, she received her Ph.D. in Toxicology from Rutgers University following which she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. In her training, Kristin utilized various model system to characterize the negative impact of drugs and environmental chemicals on reproduction and development. In her role at MIMETAS, Kristin drives the development of innovative 3D in vitro organotypic models and assays. Her research is centered on recapitulating the liver and prostate microenvironment to aid in the accurate prediction of safe and effective candidate compounds.


Enhanced Viability for Ex vivo 3D Hydrogel Cultures of Patient-Derived Xenografts in a Perfused Microfluidic Platform

1Department of BioSciences, Rice University, 2Mimetas US Inc, 3Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology Research, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 4Mimetas B.V., 5Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, 6Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center, 7Sheikh Ahmed Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

JoVE 60872

 Cancer Research